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    Best of British is the UK’s premier nostalgia magazine covering every aspect of life from the 1930’s to today.

    Each issue encourages you to:

    • Explore readers’ own recollections and memories in our Yesterday Remembered section
    • Discover more about days gone past with stories on everything from vintage transport to great Britons and from Christmas traditions to great days out
    • Enjoy regular reader favourites such as Treasures in the Attic, 1940’s Post, Postcard from… and of course our Puzzle Page and Crossword

    We hope you like reading our magazine as much as we love compiling it. In the meantime here is this month’s letter from our Editor, Simon Stabler…

    Di-Lightful
    Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the last major figures of 20th century British life.

    Born the daughter of a viscount, hers was not rags to riches story, but her life was in some ways similar to a fairytale – she won her Prince Charming and the heart of the nation, and there was also a “wicked” stepmother in the mix.

    As we know, the Princess didn’t live happily ever after and it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since her tragic and entirely avoidable death. Given the hostility of the tabloid press towards Diana in the days leading up to the accident, the outpouring of grief that followed took many, including the royal family, by surprise.

    The People’s Princess was a very apt description. She was the human, modern face of the House of Windsor who brought joy wherever she went, and gave hope to the wards and hospices she visited.

    But she was also like any other young woman with a love for the pop groups of the day and a passion for fashion. That passion is reflected in our cover story, which looks at the new exhibition opening at her former home, Kensington Palace, later this month.

    Featuring some well-known outfits, including her honeymoon tweed and the “Travolta” dress, it will bring back memories of a much-missed part of our nation’s history.

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